These gifs do not do these performances justice, especially Dave’s because of how much I had to cut out for giffing reasons, please watch the videos: Stormzy and Dave. Congratulations to Stormzy (British Male Solo Artist) and Dave (Album of The Year) for your wins at the 40th Brit Awards.
David Cameron was elected party leader while in opposition, then lead his party into government first with the coalition as they got the most seats of any party in 2010, then into an actual legit majority in 2015. He won the right to be the leader of the government.
People knew he would be PM when they voted Conservative. If you really think who the party leader is isn’t a huge factor of people’s voting intentions then I don’t know what to tell you.
Theresa May became PM in 2016 after Cameron’s resignation purely on the backing of some Tory MPs. She didn’t lead her party to victory in an election to become the Prime Minister.
She lead her party into the 2017 election and the voters decided to remove from her the majority they had given David Cameron. She only remained in power and the Tories in government via bribery to a smaller party.
Since then the numerical hold the Tories have on power has only decreased and yet now we have Boris Johnson who became Prime Minister on the say-so of only an unrepresentative sample of Tory members and again without leading his party to an election victory.
It fucking staggers me how so many people just can’t see any fucking problem with the way that works just because it’s always worked that way.
It’s fucked up that 3 out of our last 4 Prime Ministers have never led the party they lead to a successful majority in a general election.
Winning a general election should be a fucking requirement to be able to lead the country!
Seriously, when the party currently in government ousts its leader and replaces them with someone totally different it should mandate the dissolution of Parliament so a new general election can be held to ensure that the new leader of the government party can command a majority of support in the Commons via democratic endorsement by the population they wish to lead.
How is it that idea is a weird nonsense-concept to some while having a new Head of Government foisted upon us all, with over 99% of the population having zero say in the matter for potentially another 3 fucking years, is considered the normal and acceptable way of political existence?
I know it’s just generic fluffy language but that “graciously pleased” just gives me the image of the Queen being really smugly thrilled to finally get rid of Theresa May just as much as the rest of us are.